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Merry Christmas Dec 20, 2017

Y7 Disco Dec 12, 2017

In order for Y7 pupils to celebrate the end of their first term together, the 6th form social committee have planned a ‘Christmas Disco’ for our Y7 pupils to enjoy on Thursday 14th December 4-6pm in the Drama Hall. This was a highly successful event last year and we are sure that all pupils will enjoy it.

Pupils may stay in school at the end of the day and get changed in the gym changing rooms.

There will be a tuck shop available on the night for pupils to buy sweets and refreshments.

Tickets are available in advanced via ParentPay at a cost of £2.50 per pupil.

Thanks so much.

Anthony Nolan Trust – Get Lifesaver Ready Nov 28, 2017

Thanks for all the students that attended and registered to be a Life Saver! We had Great results with 62 students signed up to the register.

The Anthony Nolan Trust was delighted!


Toyota Dream Car Art Competition Nov 14, 2017

KS3 classes (up to age 15) There is an opportunity to win three prizes from this school alone, followed by entry into a National heat and an International heat. Could win a trip to Japan.


The brief is to draw and colour your ‘Dream’ car. No digital art or collage, all hand drawn and coloured. You need to consider ‘innovation’, ‘concept’ and ‘modernity’. Think outside the box to give your ‘dream’ car innovative, unique qualities. This is not about being able to draw a car accurately, it is about the ideas and how well you communicate your ideas. The size of your picture is either A4 or A3.


The deadline for your art is Friday January 19th.


If you’re a former student of St Mary’s Catholic High School, we want to hear from you!
Your experiences since leaving could help to motivate and inspire our current students to feel more confident in making decisions about their future. We’d love you to join our alumni network and stay connected with the school.
We’ve partnered with the national education charity Future First, who specialise in helping schools like ours to stay connected with their former students. Future First as an organisation has social mobility as their mission which we feel is hugely positive in terms of reflecting our aims and objectives in launching and developing a successful alumni scheme here at St Mary’s Catholic High School, Chesterfield.

You can choose how and when you help – perhaps you can act as a career and education role model, provide work experience, become a mentor in person or online, or help with donations, fundraising or even apply to become a governor.
It doesn’t matter when you left us, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.
In order to sign up, just follow this link and fill in the online form – we promise it will only take a couple of minutes.

St Mary’s Catholic High School will always strive to be:
• A Community which provides excellent education rooted in the Catholic faith and Christian values.
• A Community of well-disciplined, hardworking individuals where each member is valued and respected
for who they are and what gifts they bring.
• A Community with a keen focus on excellent teaching and learning, which engages and develops
the potential of all within it.
• A Community which is well respected by those around it, near and far, for its high standards,
openness and support of others.

To help us further we are building an alumni community because:
• We want to engage our alumni to act as agents for social justice for our own vulnerable and disadvantaged students
here at St Mary’s in order to promote aspiration at every level.
• We have world class alumni and St Mary’s want to be a world class organisation. We need to harness the  expertise
and guidance of our alumni to help us market our school appropriately to promote our mission of holistic education,
academic attainment and religious formation.
• To tap the knowledge & experience of our alumni to support projects to further develop St Mary’s.
• To develop bespoke work experience opportunities as finding appropriate work experience can be a huge
barrier to social mobility with certain professions off-limits

Thank you – together we will be able to achieve so much more

non-uniform day on Friday 3rd November Oct 23, 2017

Pupil guidelines for Non-Uniform days


  • Please wear opaque tights if you are wearing shorts or a shorter skirt
  • Please choose tops that are appropriate for school so no excess of flesh on show
  • Please do not wear fancy dress
  • Please remember that no hats to be worn inside classrooms or the dining room.
  • Please do not use temporary hair colouring.
  • Please remember for safety reasons do not wear large jewellery items or excessive amounts of jewellery.
  • Light make up may be worn on non-uniform days.

Minimum donations of £1 with all proceeds going to our school Charity- Sheffield Children’s Hospital.


Cheese and Wine Concert Oct 13, 2017

On Friday 17th November 2017 the Music Department and the Friends of St. Mary’s group will be holding their annual Cheese and Wine Fundraising Concert in the Drama Hall. Pupils who take part in Jazz Band, Senior Jazz Ensemble, Lower School Choir, Training Band and String Group will be given letters next week at their rehearsals with more details. This is always a hugely popular event with limited tickets. Tickets will be available to purchase from Monday 30 October for £10 via ParentPay. This ticket includes entry, a platter of cheese, biscuits, fruit & chutney and a dessert. Please note that tickets are limited to two per family and there will be no admittance without a ticket. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Town Tickets Oct 9, 2017

Pupils will now be able to catch the route 4 bus into Chesterfield town centre at the end of the school day. The drop off point is in front of the Poundstretcher Store. Tickets cost £1 and can be purchased from the finance office at break time or on the bus bay at the end of the school day. Please note this service only runs in the afternoons.

Chatsworth Rd. Festival Photographic Competition Oct 3, 2017

The theme of the competition was ‘Our Town’ and there were various entry levels.

I am pleased to announce that Amy Bradley won first prize with her photograph in the under 18’s category and Anna Connelly was runner up in the same category. They are both art students studying GCSE Art in Y11 and Y10.

The mayor of Chesterfield was involved in the judging.

We would also like to advertise the Chesterfield Senior Schools Art Exhibition this weekend at St Andrew’s United Reformed Church on Newbold Road.
At 10.00 on Saturday morning the Mayor will present 6 students with their certificates of entry from each school. We have six A level Art students attending for this. The other entrants in KS3 and KS4 will get their certificates awarded by a senior member of the Chesterfield Rotary Club on Saturday at 3.00.

The show is an excellent demonstration of the creative talent that is abundant in all schools in the Chesterfield area at all key stages.

Microsoft Office 365 – New Installation Instructions for Students Sep 14, 2017

Office 365 – New Installations

St Mary's Catholic High School, Newbold Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8AG

St Marys Catholic High School Academy Trust is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales with Company Number 8107212 and has a registered office at Newbold Road, Upper Newbold, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 8AG.

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